Surgery: Anesthesiology, General (Soft Tissue Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Laser Surgery)
Our hospital is well-equipped to perform most minor and major surgical procedures from spays and neuters to more complicated emergency, orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries. Generally, surgeries involve anything related to trauma, oral or dental, ear, skin masses and tumors, eye, stomach, intestine and colon, reproductive, urinary, endocrine (hormonal system, thyroid), lymphatic, cancer surgery, intestinal foreign bodies, surgical biopsy, and orthopedic procedures such as fracture repair, anterior cruciate ligament injuries, and others.
Prior to surgery, each patient receives a thorough physical examination to identify any existing medical conditions that might endanger your pet's health. Because not all problems can be detected on examination, we also suggest pre-anesthetic blood & urine testing. These tests not only give us a more complete picture of your pet's health but also allow us to tailor an anesthetic regimen that is specific to your pet.
We offer a wide variety of anesthetic protocols tailored to your pet's individual needs. We use state-of-the-art anesthetic machines offering isoflurane anesthesia. Please discuss these options with our staff. We also utilize a variety of anesthetic monitoring devices including Doppler blood pressure monitors, respiratory monitors, and other cardiac monitoring equipment. IV fluids are recommended for all surgical procedures to support the vascular system and provide an open port for rapid medication administration if needed.
Pain management is an important part of our pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative anesthetic and medical protocol. All surgical patients including those undergoing routine procedures such as ovariohysterectomy or castrations receive pain control medications. We urge you to discuss operative pain management options with our staff.
Laser surgery minimizes bleeding, reduces pain and swelling and promotes more rapid healing. When your pet undergoes laser surgery, he or she will recover more quickly and face less post-operative pain. Laser surgery also is more precise and greatly reduces the risk of infection.
For after-hour emergency care for your pet, we provide our clients with the information to Greater Buffalo Veterinary Emergency Clinic. Their address is 4821 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga, NY 14225. If your pet is currently experiencing an emergency, please call (716) 839-4043 immediately.